Posted on August 6, 2018
To support the Program Director who will oversee every aspect of Northside’s Early Childhood Mental Health (“ECMH”) Program serving children aged 0-5 and their caregivers. Northside was awarded a 3-year grant by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which requires an annual private match, as the exclusive Manhattan provider of ECMH as part of the Thrive NYC initiative. Northside will engage with a different cohort of 15 of the 94 different Early Learn (“EL”) Centers each year in order to reach as many EL Centers as possible. Through their holistic ECMH Program, they will work closely with EL staff to identify children at risk and build techniques in the classroom to support healthy development in children who have experienced or are at-risk of trauma. They will also work with parents to help them identify mental health issues early and strengthen parent-child relationships at home. Through these efforts, they hope to help children from birth to five overcome challenges and thrive.